Trail Condition Report

Jasper National Park of Canada

Updated: February-18-19

AVALANCHE CONDITIONS:
The alpine snowpack is deep and avalanche hazard exists. Expect fresh slab avalanches following storms and avoid steep, sun exposed slopes. Carry your avalanche gear, make good, informed decisions and follow safe guidelines. [Mountain Safety] [Avalanche Warnings]

CARIBOU CONSERVATION:
Seasonal closures for caribou conservation in effect for the Maligne-Brazeau and North Boundary ranges of Jasper National Park

ICE SKATING ON LAKES AND PONDS:
The Red Cross recommends an ice thickness of at least 6" for safety; the thicker the ice, the better. It`s up to YOU to assess the thickness of the ice. Parks Canada does NOT monitor natural ice surfaces for safety or mark potential hazards.  

FOREST FUEL REDUCTION - PYRAMID BENCH:
Active Trail Closures: 8, 8b 8c, 8d, 8e, 8f, 3, 3a, 3b, 3f, 3g, 3h, 3i, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d   


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AROUND TOWN
Condition Comments
Jasper Discovery Trail (11) Fair Snow patches, wet, muddy and icy sections
Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Fair Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Lake Annette Loop (4d) Fair Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Woodpecker (18) Fair Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended. Flat packed Feb 2.
Edge of the Bench (2j, 2b, 2c) Fair Snow covered with icy sections. Cleats recommended
Pyramid Trail (15) Good / Fair Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended. Flat packed Feb 1.
Overlook Loop (2b, 2f, 2g, 2) Fair Snow covered with icy sections. Cleats recommended
Red Squirrel Trail (14) to Mildred Lake Fair FireSmart work in progress, temporary closures may be in effect. Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails.
Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Trailhead parking lot closed Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Valley of the Five Lakes (9a, 9b, 9) Fair Snow covered
HIGHWAY 93A
Condition Comments
Athabasca Falls Fair / Poor DANGER! Stay off the ice. Ice is thin, unpredictable and may give away unexpectedly. Stay on designated trails and viewpoints. Cleats recommended.
Athabasca River Loop Fair Flat packed (AM) Feb 11.
MALIGNE VALLEY
Condition Comments
Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Fair Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended. Flat packed Feb 2.
Beaver Lake/Summit Lakes (139) Good Temporary narrow bridges in place for the first 300 m of the trail. Use caution.
Mary Schäffer Loop (21) Fair Snow covered
Moose Lake Loop (20) Good Snow covered
Upper Moose Loop Fair Snow covered
Opal Hills Loop (22) Fair Snowbound at higher elevations. Avalanche terrain.
Bald Hills (23) Seasonal closure in effect Access prohibited to all public from November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 for caribou conservation.
Trapper Creek Variable Challenging route, unmaintained and skier tracked. Route finding may be necessary.
ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
Condition Comments
Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Big Bend (access via Sunwapta Falls) Good / Fair Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Wilcox Viewpoint (50) Fair Fresh snow over compact snow with slippery sections
Parker Ridge (51) Fair Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
Wilcox Pass (50) Fair Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
Nigel Pass (130) Fair Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
Cross-Country Skiing: Around Town
Condition Comments
Pyramid Lake Loop Poor Snow covered
Pyramid Fire Road Good Groomed for skate skiing (Feb. 15 ) and trackset for classic (Feb. 15 )
Pipeline Trail Fair Groomed for skate skiing (Feb. 15 ) and trackset for classic (Feb. 15 )
Cross-Country Skiing: Highway 93A / Whirlpool Winter Hub
Condition Comments
Wabasso Campground Good Groomed for skate skiing (Feb. 14) and trackset for classic (Feb. 14)
Whirlpool Trail (Moab Lake) Good / Poor Groomed for skate skiing (Feb. 16 - Poor) and trackset for classic (Feb. 16 - Good/Fair)
Whirlpool River to Leach Lake Good / Poor Groomed for skate skiing (Feb. 16 - Good) and trackset for classic (Feb. 16 - Poor)
Leach Lake Loop Poor Snow covered
Athabasca Falls to Leach Lake Fair Groomed for skate skiing (Feb. 16 - Poor) and trackset for classic (Feb. 16 - Good/Fair)
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